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: News Briefing

: Farming Today

Producers John Harvey and Ruth Kiely


Producers: John Harvey
Producers: Ruth Kiely

: Prayer for the Day

with Nia Higginbotham.


Unknown: Nia Higginbotham.

: Today

with Sue MacGregor and Peter Hobday.
6.45 Business News
7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day with Rabbi Lionel Blue.


Unknown: Sue MacGregor
Unknown: Peter Hobday.
Unknown: Lionel Blue.

: The Week on 4

: Bombs, Booze and Barrack Rooms

Peter Dixon presents memories of lost British places, past times and institutions. 3: National Service Producer Ronni Davis


Unknown: Peter Dixon
Producer: Ronni Davis

: News

: Start the Week

with Melvyn Bragg and guests. Producer Mary Sharp


Unknown: Melvyn Bragg
Producer: Mary Sharp

: Questions of Taste

Chris Kelly serves up a final helping of food and drink trivia. With Anthony Worral Thompson, Oz Clarke , Brian Turner and Jennifer Paterson. Producer Richard Wilson


Unknown: Chris Kelly
Unknown: Anthony Worral
Unknown: Oz Clarke
Unknown: Brian Turner
Unknown: Jennifer Paterson.
Producer: Richard Wilson

: Daily Service

from Leeds Girls' High School. Praise to the Lord; Luke 19, w 1-10; Alleluia, sing to Jesus; We are marching (Siya hamba).

: The Bible

Luke. Part 8. Read by Sheila Hancock. Abridged by Hugh Hayes
Producer Michael Roberts


Read By: Sheila Hancock.
Abridged By: Hugh Hayes
Producer: Michael Roberts

: Woman's Hour

Introduced by Jenni Murray. Sarah Johnson reassesses the work of Edith Wharton , America's most elegant novelist. Serial: Northand South by Elizabeth Gaskell. Janet McTeer reads the last of 20 parts. Abridged by Doreen Estall. Editor Sally Feldman


Introduced By: Jenni Murray.
Introduced By: Sarah Johnson
Unknown: Edith Wharton
Unknown: Elizabeth Gaskell.
Unknown: Janet McTeer
Abridged By: Doreen Estall.
Editor: Sally Feldman

: Money Box Live: [number removed]

with Vincent Duggleby. Producer Sarah Pennells
LINES OPEN from 10.00am


Unknown: Vincent Duggleby.
Producer: Sarah Pennells

: You and Yours

with John Howard. Editor Ken Vass


Unknown: John Howard.
Editor: Ken Vass

: Counterpoint

Ned Sherrin picks up the baton once again to conduct contestants from the first heat to the finale of the quiz that spans the musical spectrum from Boney M to La Bohème, Producer Jo Clegg


Unknown: Ned Sherrin
Producer: Jo Clegg

: The World at One

with Nick Clarke.


Presenter: Nick Clarke

: The Archers

: Closed to Visitors

by Dawn Lowe-Watson
Reedbeck Hall, once an artists' colony, is now run as a museum. One afternoon, when the Hall is closed, a young man turns up asking to be shown around. The curator, Sally, is apprehensive, but the visitor is very persuasive. Sally lives to regret her decision ...
Director Cherry Cookson


Writer: Dawn Lowe-Watson
Director: Cherry Cookson
Sally: Deborah Findlay
Frank: John Duttine
Crispin: Jill Lidstone
Pat: Ann Windsor
Policeman: Steve Hodson
Policeman: John Webb

: Three Actors in Search of a Character

4: Adolf Hitler. John Florance meets actors Antony Sher , Alec McCowan and Derek Jacobi , who have all portrayed Adolf Hitler. They discuss what it's like to embody imaginatively one of history's most evil men.
Producer Rosie Boulton


Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Unknown: John Florance
Unknown: Antony Sher
Unknown: Alec McCowan
Unknown: Derek Jacobi
Unknown: Adolf Hitler.
Producer: Rosie Boulton

: In Excess

3: Homo Acquisitus. In a land fit for the man who has everything, Armando lannucci finds the people who want more.
Producer Brian King


Producer: Brian King

: News

: Kaleidoscope

Natalie Wheen talks to the pianist Graham Johnson as he launches a Schumann festival. And the architect and designer Voysey is assessed in a new exhibition.
Producer Clare McGinn (Revised repeat at 9.15pm)


Talks: Natalie Wheen
Pianist: Graham Johnson
Producer: Clare McGinn

: Short Story: Brits Abroad!

A week of short stories that take a look at Brits overseas.
True Romance by Caroline Forbes.
"My friend Pat was in the fourth row and put both her thumbs up, so I knew he wasn't a dishrag." But how will Stella get on with her TV quiz show partner when they win a trip to Amsterdam? Read by Siriol Jenkins .
Producer Marion Nancarrow


Unknown: Caroline Forbes.
Read By: Siriol Jenkins
Producer: Marion Nancarrow

: PM

with Chris Lowe and Linda Lewis.


Unknown: Chris Lowe
Unknown: Linda Lewis.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons challenges Clement Freud , Peter Jones , Paul Merton and Arthur Smith to talk for a minute without hesitation, repetition or deviation.


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Peter Jones
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Arthur Smith

: News

: The Archers

Lynda's down but not beaten.

: The Food Programme

Presented by Derek Cooper. (Revised


Presented By: Derek Cooper.

: The Monday Play: Weatherwoman

As building begins on the dam below Maggie's hotel, she starts constructing her own project.
Bruce Bedford's new play is a modern fable about a woman who will move heaven and earth to make her greatest dream come true.
Director Hamish Wilson


Director: Hamish Wilson
Maggie: Eliza Langland
Martin: Crawford Logan
Ben: John Buick
Trevor: Joey Cooper
Paula: Sybil Wintrope
MissThwaite: Joanna Tope
Doug: James Bryce
Maggie's father: Alexander Morton
Young Maggie: Isabel Wright
Summers/Registrar: Mark McDonnell
Sarah: Sharon Maharaj

: Kaleidoscope

(Revised repeat of 4.05pm)

: The Financial World Tonight

Presented by Heather Payton.


Presented By: Heather Payton.

: The World Tonight

with Alexander MacLeod.


Unknown: Alexander MacLeod.

: Book at Bedtime: Peerless Flats

Written and read in eight episodes by Esther Freud.
Lisa, her mother and her brother have moved to Peerless Flats in London, EC1.
Lisa is 16 and has high hopes for her first year in London.
The pain of adolescence and peer pressure is explored with great insight and humour in this, the author's second novel. Producer Tracey Neale


Unknown: Esther Freud.
Producer: Tracey Neale

: This Island Now

2: The Allotment. Britain dug for victory in 1943, but now people use their green giros to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables from supermarkets and it's a dying exception for people to grow their own on allotments. Ray Gosling visits gooseberries, raspberries and men in their shirt sleeves ...
Producer Alastair Wilson


Unknown: Ray Gosling
Producer: Alastair Wilson

: News

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This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

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